Smoothies are the perfect quick fix for staying nourished and hydrated all year round. They’re also an easy way to pack in loads of nutrients when the seasons change — a time when sniffles begin making their way around classrooms and friend groups. And adding immune-supporting spices and vitamin-infused whole food ingredients to every meal is never a bad idea.


What makes the perfect smoothie? It’s all in the ingredients! Think: fruits that contain plenty of vitamin C, like mango and pineapple, to support immune function; healthy fats, like avocado, which also contains plenty of digestion-loving fiber; and grounding antioxidant-rich spices, like cinnamon and turmeric, which just so happens to be the star of today’s recipe.

Why turmeric? This golden root — it’s actually a rhizome, like ginger — has been loved in Ayurveda for centuries for its potential to support full-body well-being. Along with adding a gorgeous golden hue to your morning smoothie, it provides a major boost in antioxidants. Here’s our recipe.

Grounding Golden Turmeric Smoothie

Ingredients:

4 oz. fresh carrot juice

4 oz. unsweetened coconut water

¼ – ½ cup frozen mango

¼ – ½ cup frozen pineapple

½ -inch piece fresh turmeric root, rinsed

1-inch piece fresh ginger root, rinsed

1-2 ½-inch pieces fresh zucchini

¼ ripe avocado

¼ navel orange, rind and seeds removed

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp hemp seeds

Dash of cinnamon

Bee pollen and lime wedge, to top

Tools:

High-speed blender

Directions:


1. Combine all ingredients (except bee pollen) in a high-speed blender.
2. Blend on high for about 30 seconds, or until smooth.
3. Top with bee pollen and serve with a lime wedge and your favorite reusable straw.
4. Sip, and enjoy!

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